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Short sands

Our favorite beach in York. Enjoy the beach walk around the shops play in the arcade. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Fred S
Stoughton, Massachusetts
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SO pretty at sunrise but water is cold and gets super busy

This little beach is so lovely at sunrise and the colors are gorgeous at sunset too. It is very... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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A family-oriented beach that includes a playground.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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York Beach, York, ME
York Beach, York, ME
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Our favorite beach in York. Enjoy the beach walk around the shops play in the arcade. Plenty of food options and things to do. Clean beach large public bathrooms that are also clean. Large parking lot that fills up quickly!

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This little beach is so lovely at sunrise and the colors are gorgeous at sunset too. It is very small however and can get super crowded. The sand isn’t super comfortable either, it’s a Maine beach, so bring a thick blanket. There is paid meter...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Lovely views along a pretty beach. Waves can be a bit rough. Fairly warm and clear day the time we were there. Very photographic!

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 20 October 2017

If you have kids, then this is the beach! New bathrooms right there, parking, shops, arcade for the kids if they get bored. More importantly, you don't lose the beach at high tide like Long Sands. You can keep an eye of the kids and...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Another beautuful beach in York. It's all a matter of preference but you shouldn't miss this beach either.

Thank Marisa403
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

If you ever go to York, New Hampshire the short sands beach is a must stop! Very scenic and picturesque! I loved it.

Thank Yazrod
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A quick walk on the beach to collect sand as it was very windy and the waves were quite high (a tropical storm was stirring things up). Public/paid parking is available and there are lovely shops close by and quaint restaurants. I'm sure that is...More

Thank Cyndi1956
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Short sands has a lot of nice, if slightly overpriced things for the average tourist. A good boardwalk, and the best freshly made (in front of you) sea water taffy this side of Portland. Always a fun visit. even if the actual water is cold.

Thank deltaflot
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great little beach but imagine is quite busy in summer. I was in a nearby hotel at the end of September was having rather warm weather and was busy over the weekend. Great for walking in the morning or late evening though. Also dog friendly...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Super great beach for families. Small beach area, great play ground. Super close to food, fun house, shops and amusement park

Thank andreamcd1974
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3 July 2017|
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Response from car0lann5 | Reviewed this property |
York Animal Park is a 5 min walk from the beach sand